Prominent in the Italian citizenship of San Francisco, and member of a pioneer family of this state, Natale Cereghino
is known as one of the most substantial and popular merchants of North Beach, with his City of Rome Market situated
at 1310 Grant street. He was born in San Francisco on Christmas day in the year 1878, and is a son of the late
Louis and Madaline (Cereghino) Cereghino.
Louis Cereghino, a native of Italy, came to California by way of the Isthmus of Panama in 1863, and became a well
known business man of San Francisco. He died in 1885. His widow, who arrived in California in an early day, survived
him until 1926. Six children were born to their marriage, of whom four are now living.
Natale Cereghino studied in the grammar schools, but when a very young lad found it necessary to assist in the
support of the family. He was not afraid of work, however, and engaged in carrying newspapers and in whatever sort
of activity he could find to make money. When he reached his eighteenth year, he started to learn the butcher business,
and a year later established himself in business for himself, which he has continued very successfully throughout
the intervening period, covering a third of a century. He is among the oldest meat dealers in point of service
in North Beach.
Mr. Cereghino was married to Miss Asunta Delucchi, who was born in San Francisco, and is a daughter of Angelo Delucchi.
They have become the parents of four children, as follows: Edward, who is a draftsman; Norma; Umber, who died at
the age of seventeen years; and Harold.
In local and club affairs of San Francisco, Mr. Cereghino is one of the Italian citizenship. He is a republican
in his political faith. He belongs to the Speranza Lodge of the Masons, to the San Francisco Parlor of the Native
Sons of the Golden West, the Knights of Pythias, the Druids, and the Italian Workmen He was one of the organizers
of the Columbus Civic Club, an Italian organization with now over a thousand members, and is a director in the
Property Owners Club. Outdoor life has appealed mostly to Mr. Cereghino as a form of recreation.
The History of San Francisco, California
Lewis Francis Byington, Supervising Editor
Oscar Lewis, Associate Editor
The S. J. Clark Publishing Company
Chicago-San Francisco 1931
San Francisco, CA
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